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by nicka
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?

Writers shouldn't have to be type design experts. The publishers who do want marked up styles in rtf/doc don't expect you to design the book (usually). What they want is the semantics of the text explicitly indicated: what is a level 1 heading, what is body text, what is a blockquote etc. They ofte...
by nicka
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?

Right. I mean cross-references to placeholder tags.
by nicka
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?

stylesheets are of varying importance to individuals. Some just don't need stylesheets so they can skip all of that---and if you don't need them, using a word processor is significantly easier than LaTeX, unless perhaps you work in the sciences. Good point. I meant something like: (of workflows who...
by nicka
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?

Thanks for the clarification. I don't use MMD in Scriv, not because I'm worried about the difficulty of setting it up (I've used LaTeX a bit), but because of the difficulty of coming up with an MMD workflow that can easily produce both rtf/doc/docx and pdf output as required (essential for my purpos...
by nicka
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: PDF Bookmarks from Scrivener - help please?

I am. I've been considering various possibilities for doing just this, including MMD->LaTeX, which I think is how the Scrivener manual is done. I'd be interested to hear how you have managed it.
by nicka
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can someone please walk me through this?
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Can someone please walk me through this?

Do I need to do individual citations for each quote in Bookends (that is, if I quote from page 39 and page 41 of A. Smith's book, should be there two citations for that in Bookends) If, as I think, you are asking if you need two references in Bookends, then no, absolutely not. You just put two cita...
by nicka
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: how to prevent hyphen splits when compiling as ebook
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: how to prevent hyphen splits when compiling as ebook

Given that e-readers do a poor job of hyphenation, if your e-book reader has the option, you are probably better off reading with the textflush left, ragged right (what some word processors call 'left justified') -- like the text on this forum, and on most of the web.
by nicka
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Margins/scale out of whack after Compile
Replies: 16
Views: 1295

Re: Margins/scale out of whack after Compile

as the word count goes up, it jumps to another layout, the one I described before - with the right and bottom margins about double what they should be. Advice welcome!! Learn to live with it! This is how Word displays documents with comments -- one of many dubious design decisions taken by the Word...
by nicka
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Button for zooming in and out on pdfs
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Button for zooming in and out on pdfs

Also, pinch-to-zoom works on newish trackpads.
by nicka
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Shortcut special characters
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Shortcut special characters

For the use of Keyboard Viewer to find the way to type accents and special characters, see here.

There is a set of instructions specific to French here.
by nicka
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Compiling Scrivener to a specific Word Template
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Compiling Scrivener to a specific Word Template

Well, maybe I'm being too pessimistic and someone else will think of a better way to do this. In any case, it's worth bearing in mind that not fiddling around with a template while you write should save you a lot of time, some of which can later be ploughed back into the mechanical task of marking u...
by nicka
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Compiling Scrivener to a specific Word Template
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Compiling Scrivener to a specific Word Template

I think you'll need to compile from Scrivener then paste the content into a file created from the Word template. You may still have quite a bit of work to do from that point, depending on what the template contains. If the publisher requires use of specific styles, you'll have to apply those to the ...
by nicka
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project structure and targets
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Project structure and targets

I'm shocked - shocked - that there are still people who don't know who Slaven is (or claim not to...). I mean, come on, surely his work on the psychoanthropological effects of polarised beta-gluon radiation has made a household name by now.
by nicka
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WishList for Scrivener
Replies: 13
Views: 1267

Re: WishList for Scrivener

For what it is worth, I recognise chantun's scenario as part of my typical drafting process (I'm an academic too). It would be great to be able to run proofreading scans in Scrivener with Bookends. I'm even thinking, now that the possibility has been mentioned, about digging in the .scriv package an...
by nicka
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Project Replace and format
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Project Replace and format

That's great: very useful. Thanks for letting me know. Strange that I never noticed -- although I think I know why: it's because I'm not used to this being in a separate dialogue from ordinary find and replace.

Oh, and Keith: me too. Me very much too.